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UHD Commencement Announcement, Virtual Graduation Celebration Scheduled for June

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Spring 2020 Graduates,

First of all, congratulations to those graduating from the University of Houston-Downtown! Despite this semester’s many challenges, you did it!

This week, UHD would have hosted its 68th Commencement Ceremony to celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments. Due to safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governor’s guidelines on graduation events, the University has postponed this event. While a firm date is not yet available, a commencement event honoring spring graduates is planned for December, 2020. This will be a separate and distinct event from the Fall 2020 commencement ceremony.

UHD also will honor its spring graduates very soon during its very first Virtual Graduation Celebration! Mark your calendars for this very special event, which will include local celebrities, music, prizes and even a virtual toast to your accomplishments. Graduates should invite friends and family members to this event. The Virtual Graduation Celebration will take place at 7 p.m. on June 11 via UHD’s Facebook. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity that complements (but does not replace) the postponed Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony.

UHD is also pleased to announce that the $50 graduation fee for the Spring Commencement Ceremony will be waived. For graduates, who have paid the fee, this reduction of $50 will be posted to their UHD student account. If they have a zero account balance, a refund will be issued via their selected BankMobile refund preference. Questions related to regalia purchases, should be directed to uhdgraduation@uhd.edu.

Additionally, the University will be spotlighting its graduates on its official social media platforms and other communications. Grads are encouraged to submit celebratory photos (holding signs, balloons, props or Gator gear) to socialmedia@uhd.edu.

Our graduates’ academic achievements are important and will indeed be showcased by our University. We commend all of our graduates on a job well done and look forward to celebrating your degrees very soon.

Thank you!